By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Patrice “Penni” McClammy, daughter of former Alabama House Representative Thad McClammy, has won House District 76 after no other candidates challenged her during the special election.
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced McClammy’s win on Wednesday after she was the only qualified candidate to register for the special election before the deadline earlier this week.
McClammy thanked her family and supporters on Facebook after the election certificate was announced.
“I am truly blessed to take the Oath of Office today as your new State Representative for District 76,” McClammy said in her post. “I have a special spirit in my heart today for my daddy, my former State Representative, the late Thad McClammy, mom, Patricia McClammy, and grandparents. You all will forever be in my heart!”
Thad McClammy died in August. He was first elected to the House in 1994.
House District 76, under the recently passed legislative district lines, would encompass most of the southern part of Montgomery and extend further south of the city as well. McClammy will have to run again in the 2022 regular election.